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Skynyrd, Williams Reunite On Rowdy Frynds Tour

NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. will reunite for a series of national dates appropriately named The Rowdy Frynds Tour. 38 Special will open the first 10 shows, and Chris Janson will open the second 10. Both acts are booked Greg Oswald at the William Morris Agency and managed by Ross Schilling at Vector Management. The tour will feature 20 markets to start with additions announced at a later time.

“The tour is scheduled to commence April 11th in Huntsville, AL with dates running through June,” says Vector Management’s Ross Schilling. “This package will offer fans performances by two of the greatest musical legends in one spectacular night.”

“We will be playing on Friday and Saturday nights to ensure all our Rowdy Frynds can party with us all night long,” says Skynyrd's Gary Rossington.

The concept for the tour came about when Vector artist managers Ken Levitan and Ross Schilling met with William Morris Senior VP Greg Oswald following the success of the Double Trouble Tour with 3 Doors Down in 2006. It was evident that the fans attending a Hank Williams Jr. show are the same fans carrying an American flag at the Lynyrd Skynyrd shows. The only question was if the two headliners would be as excited about the package tour as the teams supporting them.

“Hank played with Skynyrd years ago, and it was one heck of a show. Since then, we’ve been looking for the opportunity to tour together,” said Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd, “because his fans are our fans and vice versa.”

“Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. on the stage together in the same night,talk about a show," Williams Jr. commented. “I can’t wait to see what happens in these cities.”

The Rowdy Frynds Tour Itinerary:

April 11 – Huntsville, AL, VBCC Arena

April 13 – Tampa, FL, St Petersburg Times Forum

April 20 – Indianapolis, IN, Conseco Fieldhouse
April 28 – Raleigh, NC, RBC Center

May 4 – Nashville, TN, GEC

May 5 – Charleston, WV, Charleston Civic Center

May 11 – Dayton, OH, Nutter Center

May 12 – Auburn Hill, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills

May 18 – Sioux City, IA, Tyson Events Center Gateway Arena

May 19 – Minneapolis, MN, Target Center

May 25 – TBD

May 26 – Orange Beach, FL, The Wharf Amphitheater

June 1 – Atlanta, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center

June 2 – Greenville, SC, Bi-Lo Center

June 8 – University Park, PA, Bryce Jordan Center

June 9 – Albany, NY, Times Union Center

June 15 – Louisville, KY, Freedom Hall

June 16 – St. Charles, MO, Family Arena

–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen